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WA government apologises for police treatment of murdered baby’s family

State attorney general John Quigley says ‘I am truly sorry’ over murder of baby Charlie, who was killed after police left him at crime scene. The Western Australian government has pardoned and apologised to the Yamatji family of a baby who was brutally murdered by Mervyn Bell after the baby’s mother was arrested by police who had been called to …

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Apology and pardons in WA baby death case

Family lawyer and National Justice Project principal solicitor George Newhouse discusses ongoing actions to hold the police accountable in relation to the baby Charlie case. Report published in the Riverine Herald. A grieving Aboriginal mother who was brutally assaulted by her former partner – who then kidnapped and murdered her baby boy – has finally received an apology and pardon …

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Tackling racial discrimination in our legal system with Deadly Connections

National Justice Project is partnering with Deadly Connections to create the Bugmy Justice Project. This innovative initiative seeks to amplify the voices and experiences of First Nations people and their community in the courtroom and tackle the deadly probem of over incarceration. We spoke to Sambavi Seermaran, a full-time solicitor working across the two organisations to lead the project.

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Judge Says Peter Dutton Could Go To Jail If He Defies Orders in Immigration Case

Australia’s home affairs minister has failed to comply with an order to make a decision on whether to grant an Iranian man a protection visa. Read more details in Ben Butler’s report in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/17/judge-says-peter-dutton-could-go-to-jail-if-he-defies-orders-in-immigration-case?fbclid=IwAR30G6KUH_nS7gkISuDI-BxitQkMBgBm7UsS3AOgIOFnxA6hz0DH9sxeXvM

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‘It does happen here’: Calls to address police brutality in Australia

The family of an Aboriginal man who died in custody says protests against police brutality in the US should be a wake-up call about the plight of Indigenous Australians in the justice system. Justice advocates in Australia, including the National Justice Project’s George Newhouse have drawn parallels between the death of George Floyd and the case of David Dungay jnr, …